The Denver Group has had an amazingly successful 4th of July from a fundraising perspective. We've met our first "match". We are incredibly grateful to each and every person who has contributed so far.
Now, it has come to our attention that certain key decisions about the structure and conduct of the Democratic Party's convention are currently being negotiated by lawyers for Senator Obama and Senator Clinton, and we believe those decisions will be finalized on or about July 15.
To begin to ensure a convention that is not merely symbolic, we would like to to weigh in now. The best way The Denver Group can have an impact is by running its first advertisement by the beginning of next week. This means gathering the funds necessary ready to buy the most advantageous ad placement possible.
It follows that for purposes of fundraising, time is most definitely of the essence. The difference between having $10,000 and $25,000 for a media buy or the difference between $25,000 and $50,000 is the difference between half page ads and full page ads and being able to run ads in both the Chicago and the D.C. media markets.
The Denver Group is a start-up, only about 14 days old. We have been fortunate to gain the confidence of so many so quickly when it comes to contributing. We want to live up to that confidence by being able to run the most effective ad we can at this critical juncture when fundamental decisions - for example, whose names will be placed in nomination at the convention - are being negotiated.
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